Know All Men [By] These Presents, That I, Josiah Bass of Quincy [in the] County of Norfolk and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gentleman
in Consideration of Twenty Dollars paid by John Adams of said Quincy in said County Esqr
the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, sell and convey unto the said John Adams, one third part or share in a Pew in the first Congregational Parish in Quincy, being the first Pew on the Easterly side of the pulpit, and bounded Westerly on the same; Easterly on a pew, formerly Jonathan Rawson’s and Southerly on the Aisle running nearly East and West in front of said Pew; being the share or right in said Pew formerly belonging to Peter B Adams Esqr late of said Quincy deceased.
To have and to hold the afore-granted Premises to the said John Adams his Heirs and Assigns, to his and their Use and Behoof forever.
And I do covenant with the said Adams his Heirs and Assigns, That I am lawfully seized in Fee of the afore-granted Premises; That they are free of all Incumbrances; That I have good Right to sell and convey the same to the said Adams
And that I will warrant and defend the same Premises to the said Adams his Heirs and Assigns forever, against the lawful Claims and Demands of all Persons.
In Witness whereof, I the said Josiah Bass have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty-first Day of October in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-four
Signed, sealed, and delivered in Presence of us,
Thomas B Adams
Isaac H Adams
Norfolk ff. October 21st: 1824. Then the above-named Josiah Bass acknowledged the above Instrument to be his free Act and Deed—before me,
Thomas B Adams
Just. of Peace.
Received, October 27th. 1824, and recorded in the second Book of the Records of the Town of Quincy—page, 54, & 55th.
Attest. Mottram Vesey—
MHi: Adams Papers.